25 Things To Do In North Yorkshire Before You’re Five

I promised a bucket list for North Yorkshire and here it is. Back in February, whilst writing my 25 Things To Do In West Yorkshire Before You’re Five guide, I found that there were quite a few things we regularly…

25 Things To Do in West Yorkshire Before You’re Five

We live in West Yorkshire, and while I’m not born and bred (originally from the Midlands), Bee is.  West Yorkshire will always be where she was born, and for the time being, where she will grow up. At 18 months,…

All About My Christmas – Blog Tag

Christmas is nearly upon us.  Its just a twinkle away. And, as we all wind down to celebrate the festivities, I thought I’d jump on the Christmas Tag bandwagon (or should that be sleigh). Prudence, over at Adventures In Homeschool…

My Ten Favourite Christmas Songs

Gathering all the toys and books for Bee’s Christmas shelves got me thinking about my favourite Christmas songs. I really wanted a donkey for the shelves.  Donkeys, for me, are very Christmassy. I remember watching my brother playing the donkey…

Christmas Books for a Toddler

At 16 months, Baby Bee loves books. Not just her books, but any books – mine, the books at La Leche League meetings, magazines, lists, even leaflets through the letterbox.  We’ve had to stop going to music club at the…

Christmas Play Environment for a Toddler 

I updated Baby Bee’s toy shelves this week.  Since September, her toys have been Autumn themed, with just a few additions along the way following Bee’s developing interests and skills.  But now we’ve tipped over into December, I’ve given them…

Toddler Pace (and Everything I Noticed)

Today I had to post a letter.  It was a task that should have taken me 15 minutes tops.  Head down, quick march, there and back. It took me an hour. Just one decision made that difference.  I decided to…

Christmas Gifts for Mamas

Second in my series of Christmas Gift guides is my list of gifts for mamas.  Read my first, a gift guide for an 18 month old, here. I’m utterly hopeless at coming up with ideas of things I would like…

Christmas Gift Guide for an 18 Month Old

Last Christmas, Baby Bee was just 5 months old and I didn’t really have a clue what to get her as gifts.  I mean, there are only so many rattles a girl can own! In the end we decided to…

Charity Shop Treasures – Our Latest Finds

I find a lot of Bee’s toys and books in charity shops. It supports a charity, saves me money and lets Bee and I play a tiny part in countering our throw-away culture. You can find some real gems amongst…

I ❤️ October

October is my favourite month of the year. September feels rushed, like it arrives after summer too quickly, and all of a sudden everything is go. I always spend September, for some reason, feeling late. But October is cosy and…